The healthcare industry is a dynamic environment that moves at a quick pace, making it difficult for even an experienced practitioner to keep up. With a constant flow of patients coming and going, it is difficult to keep all the paperwork in order. Keeping track of who is in the exam room and who is still waiting takes an experienced touch to keep the hospital or doctor’s office flowing smoothly.
But what if there was an easier way? With a rugged tablet designed to stand up to the industry, the benefits that it can offer are nearly endless. Here are three useful features that come with a mobile tablet.
1. Patient Documentation
Nothing can steal more time from a doctor or nurse than trying to gather all the documentation for each patient one at a time. Doctors see between 11-20 patients per day. That’s 20 different files that have to be pulled, which could take time away from a healthcare practitioner and keep them from spending more time with their patients. But with a mobile tablet, all those files are accessible with a few screen clicks. This will not only save time, but it will also reduce error and make patient files more accurate.
In addition to this, checking patients in is faster and easier with rugged tablets. A rugged tablet can be used as a kiosk, allowing patients to sign in and let the staff know they are in the waiting room. They can also be used to fill out the patient forms, removing the need for paper and pen that would later have to be input into a computer. This further improves office efficiency!
2. Patient Education
People learn better with visuals. That’s just part of being human. But in a doctor’s office, visuals are limited. We’ve all seen those small plastic models, and, though useful, they take up a lot of space and are not designed for specific cases. With a tablet, doctors will be able to bring up charts, images, and even videos to help explain conditions, treatments, and anything else to help educate the patient. This will help the patients feel more at ease, or at the very least help them understand their condition and treatment for it.
3. Mobile Imaging
X-rays, PET scans, and any number of tests that have visuals are always difficult to present to patients. The charts and images come in various formats, but with no access to a computer in the patient’s room, it makes it difficult to show these to the patient. With a mobile tablet, images are easily accessed and shown to patients to better explain their condition.
Mobile tablets have unlimited potential in the medical field, making the workload easier on both nurses and doctors alike. With the right tools, paperwork becomes efficient and more organized, patient education can be improved, leading to quicker and a more complete recovery, and sharing medical images is quick and easy. With these and so many more benefits, the only question left: What rugged tablet is the right fit for your office?